SteelSeries, the leader in gaming peripherals recently announced the acquisition of KontrolFreek, the industry leader in high-performance controller accessories. With this acquisition, SteelSeries will now be able to boost its presence further in the console gaming market and equips itself for success in the next generation of consoles.
SteelSeries has been on the acquisition route to expand its reach and range, KontrolFreek is its second major acquisition this year after it bought A-Volute, creators of Nahimic and the leading independent developer of 3D sound solutions for gaming earlier this year.
The SteelSeries Engine software platform has millions of daily users and is integrated with popular games and applications. Over the years, the company has built a strong brand and has leveraged this to outpace category growth globally. The award-winning Arctis line of gaming headsets redefined the category and is the new standard of excellence in gaming audio hardware.
KontrolFreek is the creator of globally-renowned Performance Gaming Gear, including Performance Thumbsticks, Precision Rings, Performance Grips, Gaming Cables, and other high-quality products for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PC. KontrolFreek’s controller accessories give gamers solutions that increase precision, accuracy and response time, regardless of platform. Additionally, KontrolFreek’s community of more than 4 million gamers, FreekNation, is a testament to the popularity and quality of their current product lines.
“With the next-generation consoles at the forefront of the gaming industry’s mind, there’s never been a better time to maximize our ability to provide the best gaming experiences and products to console gamers,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, CEO of SteelSeries. “With KontrolFreek’s expertise and global popularity, we know they’ll open new opportunities to entertain, delight, and assist new gamers across the world.”
“This is a huge milestone for KontrolFreek,” said Ashish Mistry, CEO of KontrolFreek. “After more than 10 years of building our own brand and products, and as we continue on our mission to enhance gaming globally, it made perfect sense to join forces with SteelSeries to take both brands to the next level.”